11 Months Old!

I think I say this every month but I simply can't believe how fast time is flying by! I am in total disbelief that my little baby girl is 11 months old. It is becoming more and more apparent that she is no longer a "baby" - especially when we shop for clothes since she's now in the toddler section! AHH! I don't know that I'm ready to have a toddler - I want my 8lb, 5 oz newborn baby back! :) Here are a few things we are experiencing now... we are starting to wean from breastfeeding. I'm down to 3 feedings a day and will be cutting down to 2 and then 1 very soon. I can hardly talk about it without crying. I have just loved having that time with her and am sad it is coming to an end. But, she is definitely letting me know she's ready. We used to spend about 30 min or so feeding... now we spend a maximum of about 5 or 6 minutes. She's become very proficient and fast! :) Because I started weaning I called the Dr. to find out what I should supplement for those feedings and he told me since she was only a month away from turning 1 that it would probably be okay to start her on whole milk. I introduced her to it yesterday. I only poured her 1 oz of it and she barely drank half of it... I don't think its quite as sweet and creamy as mommy's! But, she didn't seem to have any allergic reaction to it so that is fantastic! Jorja is getting closer and closer to walking every day. She actually stood by herself without holding on to anything yesterday for about 8 seconds. I started getting so excited and screaming which in turn made her excited and she started clapping and smiling and lost her balance and fell. It was so cute! She loves pushing things around that move and still continues to cruise the couches like it's her job! My goal is to have her walking on her own by her birthday party! We'll see if that happens! :) Since the last month update she can now proficiently sign "more" (and she actually says it while she's signing which is way cool... it sounds like "mo" but we know what she's saying.) She can also sign "please", "all done", and we are starting to get "thank you" but aren't quite there fully! In addition to "mama" and "dada" (and the lion roar) she can say "bye" and wave to you. She can also "Praise the Lord". It is actually quite funny because during the day I play praise and worship while we play and often she will stop and clap and then I'll say "Praise the Lord" and she'll raise her hands in the air and start bouncing them up and down. I LOVE IT! But, what is really funny is that now whenever she hears ANY type of music she will immediately raise her hands and bounce them up and down... I don't think she quite understands which music is Christian and which isn't... but, if my baby girls wants to praise the Lord in all things I say go right ahead! :)

Here are a few pictures from our 11 month poster photo shoot. The older she gets the harder it is to take these pictures. All she wants to do is play with that silly poster! I finally had to put her in the bumbo so I could get some pictures! Only 1 more month of making posters and taking pictures... sad!

tuckered out from a hard day with the paparazzi. :)


Leah said...

First off- the shirt ROCKS!!! Second- her hair is so curly and FANTASTIC!!! She is adorable and I can't wait to squeeze her next week!! oh my gosh she is so cute...(she is almost old enough for a boyfriend right?!?!j..a...c..k..)